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UH Enrollment Drops 3 Percent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Enrollment Drops 3 Percent

Fewer students means less revenue for the university system.

Hawaii Students Feel Safer At School, But Not Everywhere Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Students Feel Safer At School, But Not Everywhere

The 2018-19 School Climate Survey from the Hawaii Department of Education shows a wide discrepancy in student safety responses among public high schools.

UH Faculty, Staff Now Eligible For Home Ownership Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Faculty, Staff Now Eligible For Home Ownership Program

Landed is expanding in Hawaii to include employees in higher ed.

College Without Expensive Textbooks? How UH Is Making That A Reality Cory Lum/Civil Beat

College Without Expensive Textbooks? How UH Is Making That A Reality

The University of Hawaii is coming up with creative ways to eliminate traditional textbooks.

TMT Protest Movement Spurs Enrollment In Immersion Schools PF Bentley/Civil Beat

TMT Protest Movement Spurs Enrollment In Immersion Schools

Several Hawaiian immersion schools are seeing a spike in interest this year from parents energized by opposition to construction of a telescope on Mauna Kea.

DOE Leans On Schools To Cool Their Own Classrooms PF Bentley/Civil Beat

DOE Leans On Schools To Cool Their Own Classrooms

Schools with the infrastructure to support new air conditioning units will be tasked with paying for and installing units on their own, instead of relying on the DOE.

Budget Shortfall Forces Kapiolani Community College To Cut Classes, Jobs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Budget Shortfall Forces Kapiolani Community College To Cut Classes, Jobs

The college has seen a 25% decline in enrollment over the last decade and plans to eliminate 329 student employee positions in the coming year.

Hawaii DOE Releases Revised Data on Student Suspensions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Releases Revised Data on Student Suspensions

Release of the data comes amid efforts to correct what the DOE says was erroneous counts of students suspensions in the 2015-16 school year.

Court Rules Hawaiian Immersion Access Is Constitutional Right Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Court Rules Hawaiian Immersion Access Is Constitutional Right

The 49-page decision from the Hawaii Supreme Court hinges on amendments made to the state Constitution in 1978 to revive Hawaiian language and culture.

This Program Diverted Tons Of Trash From Landfills. Now It Might End Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

This Program Diverted Tons Of Trash From Landfills. Now It Might End

Eight schools applied for funding under a new state law aimed at expanding campus composting programs, but the DOE awarded the grant money to an engineering firm instead.

More Hawaii Students Are Leaving The State For College Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Hawaii Students Are Leaving The State For College

The percentage of Hawaii kids choosing out-of-state schools is significantly higher than the national average.

Complaint Says Hawaii DOE Suspends Too Many Students With Disabilities Ku’u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Complaint Says Hawaii DOE Suspends Too Many Students With Disabilities

The ACLU recently published data that shows Hawaii issued more suspensions, on average, to students with disabilities than any other state in the U.S.

September 2019

Wednesday, September 11

Hawaii Students Feel Safer At School, But Not Everywhere

Tuesday, September 3

College Without Expensive Textbooks? How UH Is Making That A Reality

August 2019

Thursday, August 29

TMT Protest Movement Spurs Enrollment In Immersion Schools

Thursday, August 22

DOE Leans On Schools To Cool Their Own Classrooms

Wednesday, August 21

Budget Shortfall Forces Kapiolani Community College To Cut Classes, Jobs

Thursday, August 15

Hawaii DOE Releases Revised Data on Student Suspensions

Tuesday, August 13

Court Rules Hawaiian Immersion Access Is Constitutional Right

This Program Diverted Tons Of Trash From Landfills. Now It Might End

Monday, August 12

More Hawaii Students Are Leaving The State For College

Monday, August 5

Complaint Says Hawaii DOE Suspends Too Many Students With Disabilities

July 2019

Wednesday, July 31

Feds: Hawaii Still Coming Up Short In Meeting Special Education Needs

Thursday, July 25

Education Think Tank Sues The DOE For Financial Data

Wednesday, July 24

Hawaii’s Shrinking Schools Raise Questions About Student Transfer Program

Tuesday, July 23

DOE Leadership Starting Work On New 10-Year Strategic Plan

Wednesday, July 17

Hitting The Road To Stem Summer Hunger

Friday, July 12

New Pre-K Locations Announced After Expansion Bill Becomes Law

Monday, July 8

Hawaii Provided ‘Inaccurate’ Data On Student Restraint And Seclusion

Tuesday, July 2

Selling Students On A Future Career, Not Just A Degree

June 2019

Friday, June 28

These Teachers Want To Make School ‘Cool To Talk About’

Friday, June 21

Here’s Why Student Absenteeism Is Plummeting At Waipahu Elementary

Friday, June 14

ACLU Says Hawaii Schools Are Suspending Too Many Students

Tuesday, June 11

Push To Increase College Financial Aid Applications May Be Paying Off

May 2019

Friday, May 31

The Challenges Of Finding Hawaii’s Next Generation Of Teachers

Thursday, May 30

Teachers Who Stay In Hawaii Find Ways To Close The Culture Gap

Wednesday, May 29

Housing Costs Put A Crimp On Keeping Teachers In Hawaii

Tuesday, May 28

Homegrown Teachers Are The Norm At Molokai High

Where Hawaii’s Chronic Teacher Shortage Hits Hardest

Friday, May 24

Hawaii School Superintendent Gets High Marks In Year 2

Wednesday, May 15

UH Wants To Cut Tuition For Some Grad Students — Especially Out-Of-Staters

Tuesday, May 14

Nonprofit Group Says DOE Is Withholding Key Financial Data

Thursday, May 2

Bill To Expand Public Preschool Teed Up For Full Senate Vote

More Fiscal Transparency Appears On The Way For Charter Schools

Wednesday, May 1

Partnership Aims To Help Hawaii Teachers Buy Homes

Bill To Expand Public Preschool Teed Up For Full Senate Vote

April 2019

Tuesday, April 23

Multilingual Report Cards May Be Coming Soon To Hawaii Schools

Monday, April 22

Charter Schools Have By Far The Highest Rates Of Unvaccinated Kids

Wednesday, April 17

DOE Lays Out A 10-year ‘Road Map’ For Fixing Old Schools, Building New Ones

Tuesday, April 9

State Initiates Audit Of School Impact Fees On Developers

Monday, April 8

Stop Anti-Vaxxers From Putting Hawaii Kids At Risk

Friday, April 5

Ige Appoints Kamehameha Schools Official To Board of Education

Following Lawsuit, DOE Revives Its Gender Equity Committee

UH Loses Bid To Expand Scholarship Program To 4-Year Campuses

Monday, April 1

Charter School Clampdown Has Educators Worried About Their Independence

March 2019

Thursday, March 28

Push To Increase Spending On Schools Loses Momentum

Thursday, March 21

Sterling Higa: When Everyone Has College Degrees, They’ll Be Worthless

Tuesday, March 19

The Battle Over Preschool Puts Hawaii Governor On The Hot Seat

Wednesday, March 13

School Chief Chooses Some Of The People Helping To Evaluate Her

Wednesday, March 6

Who Should Run Hawaii’s Pre-K Program?

February 2019

Thursday, February 28

‘It’s More Than Pay’: The Plight Of UH Grad Assistants

How Many Kids In Hawaii Have Been Vaccinated? The State Doesn’t Know

Tuesday, February 26

Rural Schools Take A Big Hit In Hawaii’s Funding Formula

Friday, February 15

Overdue Report Holds Up Hawaii Plan To Prevent Gender Discrimination

Wednesday, February 6

These Waipahu Students Got A Head Start On Health Care Job Training

Tuesday, February 5

Civil Beat Sues To Get Teacher Misconduct Records

January 2019

Thursday, January 31

Here’s How Public Preschools Could Rapidly Expand In Hawaii

Tuesday, January 29

Why Hawaii Student Journalists Feel The Need To Censor Themselves

Monday, January 28

University Of Hawaii Proposes Tuition Reduction, Freeze

Friday, January 25

Hawaii’s Never-Ending Teacher Shortage Leaves Many Lawmakers Frustrated

Thursday, January 17

Hawaii School Superintendent’s Contract Extended For One Year

Wednesday, January 16

Education Officials Are Keeping Teacher Misconduct A Secret

Friday, January 11

School Board To Revote On Superintendent’s Contract — This Time Publicly

Tuesday, January 8

Hawaii’s Schools Chief Could Get One-Year Contract Extension